04:05 9th October 2013 | IVF Treatment Factors
In the previous article, I started discussing factors affecting treatment outcome. This article concludes the first and discusses the remaining factors i.e. Fibroids, Fibroids and Infertility and Hydrosalpinx.
Fibroids are tumours that grow from the muscle tissue in the uterus. They are the most common kind of growths of the uterus and are generally benign, that is they are not cancerous . A woman may have just one fibroid o...
04:07 2nd October 2013 | Successful Treatment
Over the next few posts, I will be discussing different factors affecting outcome of treatment. Couples need to be aware of certain factors affecting the success of infertility treatment namely: The age of Female partner, Number of Eggs/Embryos Transferred, Fibroids, Fibroids & Infertility and Hydrosalpinx. This article discusses the first two.
The age of the Female Partner
Whether a woman conceives naturally or by assisted concepti...
04:08 25th September 2013 | Unsuccessful IVF Outcome
Why does IVF not always lead to a pregnancy? This is a question that couples who fail to conceive after a lot of financial and emotional investment ask frequently. Human reproduction is extremely complex. Following embryo transfer, the embryos must continue to develop and divide in a programmed manner. The cells that are supposed to form the different parts of the body migrate in that direction and abnormal development arrests further p...
04:33 29th August 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
Sometimes the ovaries respond inadequately to the drugs and produce very few, if any follicles. If the woman is already on the maximum dose of FSH then a decision will be made as to whether the treatment cycle is to be continued in spite of the very poor chance of success, or cancelled. If the latter option is chosen the couple will be offered a consultation to see a doctor during which other treatment options will be d...
04:35 20th August 2013 | Bridge Clinic Procedures
First Visit Consultation Medical History Human Reproduction Investigations Review Consultation Treatment Schedule Counselling IUI IMSI ICSI IVF Ovarian Stimulation Egg Collection Injections UltraSound Follicles HCG Fertilisation Follicular Fluid Normal Sperm Conventional IVF Embryo Culture Incubators Uterus Progesterone Blood Vessels
The first visit
The objective of the first visit is to meet our doctors who will explain our services and elicit a history that will allow us to address your own particular issues. We will give you an overview of human reproduction and then prepare a plan of investigations for you.
The review consultation
The results of all the investigations will be reviewed with you and then we will schedule you for treatment appropriate to you. The c...
04:38 1st August 2013 | Infertility
In the next few posts we’ll be discussing the various treatment options/programmes available for infertility. The treatment programme selected will depend on the needs of each individual couple, and could consist of one or a combination of the following treatment options:
Ovulation induction and cycle monitoring
Intrauterine insemination with husband’s sperm (IUI)
Donor Insemination (DI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
04:37 1st August 2013 | Customer Journey
In this post, I will take you through the bridge clinic way from the first inquiry to the decision of assisted reproduction, subsequent articles will address the actual treatment process.
Enquiries and Registration
This is the first point of entry for all clients. You may walk in to make enquiries or make enquiries through the telephone, SMS or email. Your demographic data will be taken and an enquiry pack, which contains brief informa...
04:40 22nd July 2013 | Male Fertility issues
Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly reproductive health. An andrologist is a medical doctor that specialises in andrology.
Why do men get fertility Problems?
There are several different causes of fertility pronlems in men. They include:
04:41 18th July 2013 | Bridge Clinic Welcome Forum
We request the pleasure of your presence at our Welcome Forum. Come and be part of this discussion focusing on breaking the myths and misconceptions surrounding infertility.
Kindly join in this discussion which will be in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It promises to deliver sincere and impartial advice to couples facing challenges with conception. Please find details below
Event: Aspire Welcome Forum
Date: Saturday 27th J...
04:41 15th July 2013 | Ovulatory Disorders
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Ultrasound Examination Ovulatory Abnormalities FSH LH Menstrual Cycle Oestrogen Progesterone Ovarian Axis Hypothalamic Pituitary TSH Serum Prolactin Thyroid Gland Blood Testoterone Excessive Androgen Adrenal Glands Tomography Scan Brain Tumour Autoimmune Disorders Excessive Prolactin
Women with ovulatory abnormalities may have infrequent or cessation of their periods, although there are some women with seemingly normal periods that are not ovulating such as the
very rare luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome.
History of strenuous exercise or athletic performance, previous cancer treatment and use of certain hormonal contraceptive medications may be suggestive of possible causes of ovulatory disorders. Women who ...
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